CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai, a national laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, is one of the major centres of structural engineering research in the country and abroad. Nestled amidst the greenery in the campus, is the Knowledge Resource Division (KRD) set up on modern lines.

KRD is automated using modern technologies such as barcoding and RFID.

KRD houses a well maintained longue, reading and reference areas, journal racks displaying current journals, storage compactors archiving back volumes and a separate floor dedicated for books and proceedings.

KRD has excellent collection of resources in the areas of civil and structural engineering and is one of the best structural engineering libraries in the country.

Providing invaluable support to researchers, its collection has grown to cover all aspects of structural engineering and its related sciences.

KRD has recently installed a precision engineered range of storage compactors that provide maximum storage capacity in limited space.

A surveillance system covering all areas of KRD is also installed to enhance security.

A library book...is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, is their only capital.

Thomas Jefferson

Two forces are successfully influencing the education of a cultivated man: art and science. Both are united in the book.

Maksim GORKY

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.

Edwin P. Whipple

Library Here is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices,
And raise their minds.

Norman Cousins


  • Online access to IOP Journals

    Dear Users, Online access to the attached list of Institute of Physics (IOP) journals are available to CSIR-SERC users through National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC). The access details are as under: URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/ IP Authenticated. No need for user name/password. Users are request to make …

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  • Know an institution – University of Sheffield, Dept of Civil & Structural Engineering

    Research in Structural Engineering – http://www.shef.ac.uk/civil/research/se This is the largest research group in the Department and contains staff whose interests encompass both fundamentals and applications. Work at the fundamental level aims to enhance understanding of the behaviour of structures and materials under a variety of environmental …

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  • UK architect develops bricks from animal blood

    A London-based architect has developed bricks from animal blood and claims his controversial building material could replace mud bricks used in less-developed countries. Jack Munroe, 26, uses approximately 30 litres of fresh cattle blood collected from an abattoir in Sussex for each ‘Blood Brick’. He …

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